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Test everything

Unfortunately, many today confess Jesus as Savior yet don’t even realize how other worldviews have affected their own thinking. Whether it is Post-Modernism or Secular Humanism or whatever “ism” you want to name, Christians using other worldviews will be unconsciously shaped by their assumptions. Just like wearing someone else’s glasses affects your vision, so using [&hellip

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The total Truth of Christianity

In the last blog I mentioned Nancy Pearcey calling Christianity ‘Total Truth.” This total truth, a Christian worldview, is a biblically informed perspective on the world. Christianity starts with the presupposition that God exists due to the order in the universe and the moral order in the world. God reveals Himself generally through nature and [&hellip

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Testing worldviews (Part 3)

A third test for a worldview is whether it is useful or relevant in life. A Secular Humanist may state that there are no gods, no life after death, no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning in life, and no free will. Since these implications stem from evolution—that the universe came about all by [&hellip

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Testing worldviews (Part 2)

A second test for a worldview is that it doesn’t have contradictions. If something is logically inconsistent, it cannot be true. Refer to the dictionary definition of truth: “conformity to knowledge, fact, actuality, or logic.” For example, you can’t be a married bachelor. Or take Secular Humanism’s stance on ethics, or how to behave, which [&hellip

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Testing worldviews (Part 1)

People can believe whatever they want, but that doesn’t make it true. I can believe that I can fly, but when I fall off the roof instead of zooming through the sky, the truth (and the ground) smacks me in the face. So it is with worldviews. You can believe what you want—but is it [&hellip

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Worldview basics (Part 3)

Let’s conclude the explanation of worldview components.  All worldviews have to answer fundamental questions. These are questions that all people ponder—issues that are universal to all humans. The questions that all want answered are: Where did we come from? Why are we here? What can we do about evil and suffering? And what happens when [&hellip

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Worldview basics (Part 2)

What is right and wrong?  How do we decide?  Is there anything wrong with anything?  As we continue to examine worldview components, we come upon their ethical stance.  All worldviews have beliefs about how to live. Recall that according to atheism, no God exists. Furthermore, Secular Humanism believes that there is no supernatural realm, just [&hellip

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Worldview basics (Part 1)

A worldview is the truth claims that explain the world and reality. It helps people make sense of the world, like a map, so they can navigate through life. The worldview will tell them what is real, how to live, and answer basic questions. For example, Christianity teaches that God exists, that faith in Jesus [&hellip

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Which Worldview “Map” is Correct? (Part 2)

You can see that to understand the times and witness effectively, we must understand worldviews.  But it is also imperative that we answer the ultimate question, “Is Christianity the right religion?”  That’s the key to testing any worldview: answering the query, “Is this true?” People can believe whatever they want, but that doesn’t make it [&hellip

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Which Worldview “Map” is Correct? (Part 1)

To defend Christianity, we need to grasp people’s worldview.  A worldview is the truth claims that explain the world and reality.  It helps people make sense of the world, like a map, so they can navigate through life. First, all worldviews begin with assumptions—even if they claim not to.  The worldview “map” needs to begin [&hellip

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